David E. Kelley’s ‘Big Sky’ drama renewed for season 2 on ABC

David E. Kelley’s ‘Big Sky’ drama renewed for season 2 on ABC

ABC is going to Big Sky country.

The organization has renewed the David E. Kelley dramatization second season in 2021-22. The pickup shocks no one, as Big Sky is ABC’s most watched first year series and among the top rookies by and large this season.

The arrangement will likewise get new showrunner in season two. Elwood Reid (National Geographic’s Barkskins, FX’s The Bridge), who joined the show for the second 50% of this season, will take the reins from Kelley, who will stay included creatively. Kelley has a few other series in works at different outlets, including The Lincoln Lawyer at Netflix, Nine Perfect Strangers at Hulu and Love and Death at HBO Max.

Big Sky is the second scripted series to acquire a spot on ABC’s 2021-22 schedule, following Monday’s restoration of The Good Doctor.

Big Sky has procured strong ratings for ABC. It midpoints 7.86 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the key ad demographic of adults 18-49 with seven days of postponed viewing, as indicated by Nielsen figures. Per ABC, the show acquires 12.18 million all out watchers and a 3.15 in the 18-49 demo for every scene more than five weeks across platforms.

In Nielsen’s seven-day evaluations, Big Sky positions third among all first-year series in viewers, behind just CBS’ The Equalizer and NBC’s Law and Order: Organized Crime.

Based on a series of novels by C.J. Box, the dramatization stars Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury as, individually, a previous cop and a private agent investigating a progression of kidnappings in Montana. Disney’s twentieth Television and A+E Studios produce Big Sky. Kelley, Reid and Ross Fineman are the leader makers.

Reid is repped by TFC Management, WME and David Colden.

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